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QB Watch: Buccaneers' Mike Glennon

10/15/2013

A weekly analysis of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' quarterback play.

Rewind: Mike Glennon completed 26 of 43 passes for 273 yards and two touchdowns and an interception in a 31-20 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Overall, Glennon showed improvement from his first game.

Fast-forward: Like the Buccaneers, the Falcons are struggling. The good news for Glennon is that Atlanta’s pass defense ranks No. 25 in the league.

A new weapon: Glennon seems to be developing solid chemistry with rookie tight end Tim Wright, who had seven catches for 91 yards against Philadelphia. In the four games before that, the Bucs had completed only nine passes to their tight ends.

Prediction: This will be Glennon’s first road game, and the Georgia Dome isn’t a friendly place for visiting teams. But Glennon is improving, and the coaching staff seems to be opening things up for him. Against a struggling pass defense, he should be able to throw for at least 250 yards and a touchdown or two.